Originally, the main occupation of the Dutch Shepherd dog was that of a shepherd’s dog in the countryside. They needed to keep the flocks away from the crops, which they accomplished by patrolling the borders of the road and the fields. They also accompanied the flocks on the way to the common meadows, markets and ports. At the farm, they kept the hens away from the kitchen and garden, they herded the cattle together for milking and pulled the milk carts.
This demonstrates the versatility of the Dutch Shephrd, which makes them suitable for a wide range of sports and work: herding, obedience, agility, bite work, canicross, bikejöring, scent work, tracking, search and rescue, etc. So, Dutch Shepherds are not only guard dogs or IGP dogs! Among the ancestors of our dogs, there are IGP dogs, herding dogs, SAR dogs, as well as Mondioring dogs. We believe in finding the activity in which the dogs have the most talent and, in which, they find the most enjoyment.